Criminal evidence and procedure – Mutual corroboration – Moorov doctrine – Jury directions. High Court of Justiciary: Refusing an appeal against conviction by an appellant who was convicted of three charges involving sexual abuse of three young female relatives between April 1987 and September 2008, in which it was contended that the sheriff misdirected the jury on the possible application of mutual corroboration in relation to the charges of which the appellant was convicted, the court held that the sheriff's directions on the operation of the doctrine of mutual corroboration, read as a whole, were entirely adequate.